Information Management Research Course Work

The Information Management Research specialization focuses on conducting research advancing the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice in information technology and management, where the student will conduct specific research and present the result as a thesis. It prepares students for advanced study in information science doctoral programs and careers in cutting-edge corporate or entrepreneurial environments. The following coursework is required to complete the Information Management Research specialization:

       Four Core courses* (12 credits)

  • INFM 600 Information Environments
  • INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context
  • INFM 605 Users and Use Context
  • INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services

       One Advanced Technology course (3 credits)

  • INFM 700 Information Architecture
  • INFM 747 Web Enabled Databases
  • INFM 743 Development of Internet Applications
  • INFM 750 From Data to Insights
  • INST 733 Database Design
  • INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems
  • INST 735 Computational Linguistics I
  • INST 736 Computational Linguistics II
  • INST 737 Digging Into Data
  • INST 767 Big Data Infrastructure
  • Other courses from Computer Science (CMSC) with permission

       Three specialization required courses (9 credits)

  • INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • INST 799 Thesis Research (6 credits)

       Two courses on a Topic Related to Thesis Domain/Perspective (6 credits)

       Two Statistics and Research Methods Courses (6 credits)

  • INST 714 Information for Decision Making
  • INST 737 Digging Into Data
  • EDMS 451 Introduction to Educational Statistics
  • SURV 420 Introduction to Statistics
  • EDMS 645 Quantitative Research Methods I
  • GVPT 622 Quantitative Methods For Political Science
  • PSYC 601 Quantitative Methods I
  • PUAF 610 Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy
  • PUAF 611 Quantitative Analysis of Policy Issues
  • SOCY 601 Statistics For Sociological Research I
  • SURV 615 Statistical Methods I

       One Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods Course (3 credits)

  • ANTH 630 Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology
  • COMM 600 Empirical Research in Communication
  • CMSC 723/LING 723/INST 735 Computational Linguistics I
  • CMSC 724/LING 724/INST 736 Computational Linguistics II
  • EDMS 626 Measurement Techniques for Research
  • EDMS 645 Quantitative Research Methods I
  • EDMS 646 Quantitative Research Methods II
  • EDMS 651 Applied Multiple Regression Analysis
  • GVPT 622 Quantitative Methods For Political Science
  • PSYC 601 Quantitative Methods I
  • PSYC 602 Quantitative Methods II
  • PSYC 701 Multivariate Analysis I
  • PSYC 702 Multivariate Analysis II
  • PUAF 610 Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy
  • PUAF 611 Quantitative Analysis of Policy Issues
  • SOCY 601 Statistics For Sociological Research I
  • SOCY 602 Statistics For Sociological Research II
  • SOCY 604 Survey Research Methods
  • SURV 615 Statistical Methods I
  • SURV 616 Statistical Methods II